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Believe It or Not: Maryland Paid for Black Students to Study Out of State

“Before I came out of high school, Parren Mitchell, who later became a congressman, applied for the University of Maryland, and they refused to admit him. So, my dad (Dr. Carl Murphy) said to the governor, “If you’re not going to let them go to the University of Maryland, then Maryland citizens ought to pay for them to go someplace else.”  “Okay,” the governor said, “I’ll give you so much money and you will be chairman of a scholarship commission.”